The Resilient Futures Investment Roundtable has released four case studies that highlight approaches to integrate the value of resilience into decisions made about when, where and how to invest in a resilient future. These real-world examples offer insights into the practicality, usability and effectiveness of resilience valuation tools and methodologies in different contexts.

In today’s rapidly changing and uncertain world, building resilience to climate change has become an urgent priority for government, private sector, and communities. However, conventional decision-making approaches often fall short in comprehensively accounting for the full spectrum of costs and benefits associated with resilience-building projects, resulting in missed opportunities and unanticipated risks.

The Resilient Futures Investment Roundtable is working to bridge this gap by exploring innovative approaches that allow decision-makers to better understand the broad costs and benefits of investment decisions. Approaches take a systemic approach, acknowledging the cascading nature of climate and disaster risk, and ultimately empower stakeholders to make informed decisions that are financially sound, socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters.

The four case studies delve into diverse contexts, ranging from the identification of resilient urban infrastructure solutions to managing climate risk across a global investment portfolio. By exploring practical applications of existing tools and methodologies, these case studies underscore the benefits of incorporating resilience valuation into business development and investment decision-making.

The Resilient Futures Investment Roundtable has partnered with Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience to showcase the case studies on the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub:

  • Johannesburg City Council’s use of the Sustainable Asset Valuation tool to assess disaster-resilient urban planning
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s cost-benefit analysis of betterment projects
  • Enabling Resilience Investment at Port Adelaide Enfield
  • AustralianSuper’s climate risk assessment for investment portfolio and assets

These case studies demonstrate the value of resilience valuation in guiding investment decisions that are financially sound, socially and environmentally responsible and create a climate-resilient future.

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The Resilient Futures Investment Roundtable is a group of private, public, research and not-for-profit organisations collaborating to improve the way that the costs and benefits of resilience are valued to support better public and private resilience investment decisions.

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